Daesh – the so-called Islamic State – is already using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria. With considerable access to funding and territory, Daesh is now seeking to acquire a broader Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) arsenal. The group certainly has the motivation to employ a CBRN device in Europe or North America – not least because it would fit its media strategy. In sum, the risk that Daesh carries out acts of CBRN terrorism is growing. This contribution addresses the threat and concludes with some thoughts on how to sharpen Euro-Atlantic responses.
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